Imphal lies in the east of India and is dissected by three rivers. In its centre lies the impressive Kangla Fort, which is protected by a moat, and nearby there are two temples, Govindaji and Sanamahi. Other points of interest include the Women's Market run entirely by women, which is said to be the only one of its kind in the world.
The city is home to Loktak Lake, north-east India's largest freshwater lake and the only floating national park in the world. Described as floating because of a series of phumdis (type of floating islands) which are found nowhere else in the world.
Flying to Imphal means you're in for a long journey. It usually involves at least two stops, with a journey time ranging from 17-36 hours altogether, depending on the route you take. It usually involves a stop in either Delhi or Mumbai. You can fly there from London, Birmingham and Belfast. Airlines offering this route include Air India. Most of the time your journey will involve flights with more than one different airline, though.
Imphal enjoys a humid subtropical climate, which means mild winters and hot monsoon seasons. The coldest month is January, where temperatures can fall to around 4°C. The hottest month is June with around 29°C highs. In April and May, you will be able to see orchids in full bloom. During this time you can also catch the Festival of the Gods, a famous week-long celebration featuring exciting dance performances.
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